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Tokyo Warns Israel to Drop War Rhetoric against Iran

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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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That's according to the Pro-Iran FARSnews !!

[white glove off, slap in face?]

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda warned Israel against the ramifications of launching a military strike on Iran over Tehran's nuclear program.

Noda told visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in a meeting that an attack on Iran would be ''extremely dangerous'' and would ''escalate'' the situation in the region.

Earlier this month, Barak claimed that if the Western sanctions against Iran fail to stop its nuclear program, military action against the country must be placed on its agenda.
FARS Iran story




[A little different story from Japan Today article]

TOKYO —

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Wednesday urged Israel to refrain from military action against Iran, after Jerusalem accused Tehran for a series of blasts targeting Israeli diplomats.

Tensions between the Middle East arch-foes have risen sharply following bombings in New Delhi, Tbilisi and Bangkok within a span of 24 hours, but Iran angrily rejected accusations that it was behind the “terrorist” acts.

In a meeting in Tokyo with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Noda warned that military action could be “extremely dangerous” as it risks “escalating” the current situation, Kyodo news agency reported, quoting foreign ministry officials.
BUT...

In a show of solidarity, Noda said that Japan will strive to reduce its oil imports from Iran. Tokyo currently imports around 10% of its oil consumption from the Islamic republic, the report said.
Japan Today article




[and, a blurb from Ynet, Israel]

Defense Minister Ehud Barak discussed regional security issues with his Japanese counterpart Naoki Tanaka on Thursday. "The international community must join forces to stop Iran from achieving nuclear weapons by crippling sanctions."


Addressing the Syria issue, the defense minister said it was a matter of weeks before the Assad regime would fall and that Israel is monitoring the transfer of advanced weapons systems to Lebanon. "Assad's fall will be a blow to the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis," he noted. (Moran Azulay)
Ynet Israel story



Same story, different M$M "views" and words.


Which story is the most accurate ?




posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 11:56 PM
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I'm guessing they are both accurate. Oddly enough.


I didn't know what to make of it until getting to the part about Japan drawing 10% of it's oil from Iran. In the aftermath of the tsunami and Fukushima, I'm guessing Japan needs all the good luck it can get right now and oil supply or price problems is definitely not in the good luck category.

On the other hand.. Well.. heck, they are fairly close to Israel in relations and business too. They're in a tight spot here having solid ties to both sides of the coming fight. I guess that makes some sense of why they seem to be talking in both directions at once. They kinda have to. This is definitely playing out differently that other recent wars.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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Yep, just like the japanese to be playing both sides of the fence. They need to mind their own business and get that damn reactor under control its still bleeding radiation out into the world and their irradiated garbage is hitting our coastlines.



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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An American telling someone to mind their business is hilarious. Also, which country is the only one to ever drop a nuke on someone?



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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Why? We tell our own government to mind it's own business more than anyone else. It's not like all the citizens of the world are urging their government to get the US to back down. Americans don't exactly have control of the government right now that is part of the reason RP support has gone up and the Occupy movements have started. We will continue fighting. Nothing wrong with what he said, even though I don't really agree, everyone should be speaking up including the japanese (though I agree they are doing a pretty poor job and need to get over their own cultural stigmas and pride and get the nuke plant fixed because it's destroying the earth).



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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War is everyones business in my opinion, because it can end up affecting the whole world.

edit on 18-2-2012 by _Phoenix_ because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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LMAO Japan is at Americas mercy.

This article and statement holds no weight.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 06:25 AM
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The common points from Iranian and Japanese sources :

Zionists step back.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 06:29 AM
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lol @ Israel and U.S.

Rules should apply to EVERYONE

If Iran can't have nukes then NO ONE can have nukes, simple as that.

That means that Israel, U.S., Russia and all of the other countries with nukes should dis-arm them and bury them somewhere in a desert or launch them into the sun for disposal
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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Originally posted by muse7
lol @ Israel and U.S.

Rules should apply to EVERYONE

If Iran can't have nukes then NO ONE can have nukes, simple as that.

That means that Israel, U.S., Russia and all of the other countries with nukes should dis-arm them and bury them somewhere in a desert or launch them into the sun for disposal
edit on 2/19/2012 by muse7 because: (no reason given)


It seems that you have forgotten that the jungle rules :

The strongest takes the most.

But I agree that jungle rules are not applicable in the 21st century.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 06:46 AM
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"Japan warns .... " That enough is


Japan has no army. It has no power. It's limping along, wallowing in a radioactive mess.
They really can't 'warn' anyone .. not Israel, not Iran, not the USA.

Oh .. and if they cut their Iranian oil imports, they'll just turn around and buy from China ..
who is buying from Iran. So Iran will still get their Japanese yen.



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